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LATEST CASE NUMBERS
As of Monday, September 28, Montana reports a cumulative total of 12,413 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 306 new cases since yesterday, 3,400 active cases, and 8,839 patients considered recovered. State officials also report that 698 of the cases have resulted in hospitalizations, with 158 patients currently hospitalized. There have been 174 Montana deaths attributed to the disease. The state’s official dashboard is here, and more information on the numbers reported by the state is here.
Yellow-shaded counties on the map have seen at least one documented COVID-19 case. Orange-shaded counties are currently above the four-active-case threshold for the mask mandate enacted July 15.
Republican lawmakers from the Joint Senate and House Rules Committee met Thursday in an unusual effort to propose changes to legislative rules before the 2021 session. Democratic lawmakers boycotted the meeting, insisting that it was illegitimate.
Since launching in March, Telehealth Access for Seniors has raised $85,000 and donated 1,900 devices — some brand-new — to seniors and low-income people in 26 states. Alongside cofounder Aakshi Agarwal, Hannah’s classmate at Yale, Arjun and Hannah have coordinated the efforts of 315 volunteers, mostly students.
Public health responses to the pandemic, from mask requirements to limits on large gatherings, are becoming increasingly politicized, creating strife for health officials across Montana.
Republican groups sued Wednesday to overturn a directive from Gov. Steve Bullock that has led most Montana counties to say they’ll hold all-mail elections this year.
Both the University of Montana and Montana State have set up symptomatic testing on campus for students, faculty and staff, but neither school is offering asymptomatic surveillance testing — a strategy that some other schools are using to help control the virus.
Entrepreneurs say state-administered grants are welcome aid, even as critics complain that Gov. Steve Bullock hasn’t written checks fast enough